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Company awarded tender for 100-t crane
5th July 2024

Steel manufacturing corporation ArcelorMittal South Africa (AMSA) has awarded a tender for a 100-t engineered crane to Southern Africa’s largest crane company Morris Material Handling. Morris... 


Steel key to circular economy
5th July 2024

Not-for-profit trade organisation, the Hot Dip Galvanizers Association of South Africa (HDGASA) implores its members to embrace the important role that steel can play in promoting a circular... 


Strong relationships underpin success
5th July 2024

Structural steel fabrication company Cousins Steel International (CSI) asserts that succession planning and robust synergies are the catalysts that have led to its enduring success. The company,... 


Bottlenecks affecting company’s operations
5th July 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

Local supply chain and logistics bottlenecks have significantly impacted on steel trading and distribution company Tradecore Steel’s manufacturing operations. These bottlenecks can be attributed to... 


Geobrugg inaugurates new steel wire mesh manufacturing facility
4th July 2024 By: Darren Parker

Steel wire net manufacturer Geobrugg Africa has inaugurated its first high-tensile steel production facility in Africa in Lanseria, Gauteng. The facility boasts a new TECCO manufacturing machine to... 


AMSA to continue operating longs business, but instability at flats unit hits earnings
2nd July 2024 By: Terence Creamer

Despite a negative trading update, steel producer ArcelorMittal South Africa (AMSA) has announced that it will continue to operate its longs business, the closure of which was deferred earlier this... 


China's Tsingshan $1bn steel plant in Zimbabwe starts production
21st June 2024 By: Reuters

China's nickel giant Tsingshan Holding Group has started production at its $1-billion steel plant in central Zimbabwe, a company official said on Thursday. Tsingshan's Dinson Iron and Steel Company... 


Institutes promote sustainable development
21st June 2024 By: Trent Roebeck

Members of welding professional body the Southern African Institute of Welding (SAIW) stress the importance of high-quality welder education and training strategies to help catalyse the... 


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South Africa's science, innovation dept launches circular minerals, metals initiative

South Africa's Department of Science and Innovation (DSI), through the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), has launched the first of three new government-led collaborative... 


Mozambique seeks to end 50-year hydropower pact with South Africa

Mozambique plans to end half a century of hydropower supply to South Africa’s State-owned electricity utility, raising risks for the continent’s most industrialized economy and threatening the... 


UK to implement carbon levy on imported goods by 2027

Britain will implement a new carbon import levy on some products from 2027 to help to protect businesses against cheaper imports from countries with less strict climate policies, the government... 


EU carbon tax could cost Africa $25bn, AfDB chief says

Africa could lose as much as $25-billion annually due to the European Union’s new carbon border tax, hurting the continent’s trade by penalizing valued-added exports such as iron and fertilizers,... 


Affirma exits pure play beverage can GZI investment after ten years

Private equity firm Affirma Capital has exited its investment in the GZI Group (GZI) to global investment business Oppenheimer Partners, following its ten-year investment in Africa’s largest... 


Opinion: R47bn of South Africa's exports exposed to EU CBAM as EU climate wave reaches South Africa’s shores

In this opinion article, sustainability consultant Rhys Newton-Hill and Brundtland Consulting partner Henk Sa provide an in-depth analysis of the potential impact of the European Union's (EU's)... 


First boiler at South32's Worsley Alumina converted to natural gas

Diversified mining and metals company South32's Worsley Alumina operation, in Western Australia, has completed the conversion of the first of its coal-fired boilers to natural gas, helping to... 


Hulamin appoints CFO Gounder as CEO

Rolled and extruded aluminium products manufacturer Hulamin has appointed its CFO Meganathan (Mark) Gounder as CEO, with effect from December 1. He will succeed Geoff Watson, who was appointed... 


Carbon Steel

Strong relationships underpin success

Structural steel fabrication company Cousins Steel International (CSI) asserts that succession planning and robust synergies are the catalysts that have led to its enduring success. The company,... 


Onus on sector to optimise steel capacity – SAISI

Amid the mounting challenges of slow economic growth and increased steel imports, steel representative organisation the South African Iron and Steel Institute (SAISI) emphasises the need to address... 


Company awarded tender for 100-t crane

Steel manufacturing corporation ArcelorMittal South Africa (AMSA) has awarded a tender for a 100-t engineered crane to Southern Africa’s largest crane company Morris Material Handling. Morris... 


Steel key to circular economy

Not-for-profit trade organisation, the Hot Dip Galvanizers Association of South Africa (HDGASA) implores its members to embrace the important role that steel can play in promoting a circular... 


Geobrugg inaugurates new steel wire mesh manufacturing facility

Steel wire net manufacturer Geobrugg Africa has inaugurated its first high-tensile steel production facility in Africa in Lanseria, Gauteng. The facility boasts a new TECCO manufacturing machine to... 


AMSA to continue operating longs business, but instability at flats unit hits earnings

Despite a negative trading update, steel producer ArcelorMittal South Africa (AMSA) has announced that it will continue to operate its longs business, the closure of which was deferred earlier this... 


China's Tsingshan $1bn steel plant in Zimbabwe starts production

China's nickel giant Tsingshan Holding Group has started production at its $1-billion steel plant in central Zimbabwe, a company official said on Thursday. Tsingshan's Dinson Iron and Steel Company... 


Cost-effective corrosion technology excels in harsh climates

Corrosion control specialist Cortec’s migrating corrosion inhibitors (MCIs) technology offers a cost-effective solution to extend structural service life in high-temperature areas, such as those in... 


Other

South Africa's science, innovation dept launches circular minerals, metals initiative

South Africa's Department of Science and Innovation (DSI), through the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), has launched the first of three new government-led collaborative... 


Itac creates temporary rebate provision for several products

The International Trade Administration Commission of South Africa (Itac) has created a temporary rebate provision for the importation of certain cold-rolled steel and painted steel; a rebate... 


Cape Town’s Copperheads unit recovers 53 km of stolen cable, 1.2 t of metal

The City of Cape Town’s (CoCT’s) specialist metals theft unit, the Copperheads, has recovered more than 53 km of stolen cable during the last six months of 2023. The unit says it executed 404... 


Seifsa urges dtic not to extend scrap metal ban

The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa) says it has noted with concern submissions by other entities to the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (dtic)... 


FCEVs to reach 1.5m units by 2030

Fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) are poised for rapid growth and are expected to reach nearly 1.5-million units globally by 2030, according to the World Platinum Investment Council (WPIC). 


Three scrap metal companies brought to book for violating trade permit conditions

The International Trade Administration Commission of South Africa (ITAC) has taken legal action against three companies that it says attempted to export scrap metal and copper ingots without valid... 


DSI pursuing private sector partnerships to industrialise hydrogen catalyser projects

Speaking at the Devac Hydrogen-H Conference in Johannesburg on September 7, Department of Science and Innovation (DSI) hydrogen and energy acting chief director Dr Cosmas Chiteme said the... 


Companies collaborate on voltage solutions for large EAFs

Global solutions provider Tenova and leading power conversion company GE Power Conversion signed a Cooperation Agreement in June, combining their efforts on target projects that are aimed at... 


Stainless Steel

New clean cooking equipment factory opened in Paarl

Clean and renewable energy solutions company Ener-G-Africa (EGA) on Thursday officially opened its new biomass stove and cookware manufacturing facility, in the Western Cape province town of Paarl.... 


Enhanced regulation, law enforcement needed to combat scrap metal theft

Enhanced regulation and enforcement are needed to address the challenges of scrap metal theft in South Africa and potentially lift the ban on scrap metal exports, research and advisory firm Birguid... 


New cable carriers ideal for harsh conditions

Tsubaki chain, power transmission and motion control products distributor BMG supplies and supports Tsubaki Kabelschlepp cable carriers that have been developed to withstand operation in many... 


South Africa's science, innovation dept launches circular minerals, metals initiative

South Africa's Department of Science and Innovation (DSI), through the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), has launched the first of three new government-led collaborative... 


Mill highlights benefits of stainless steel for sugar industry

Using stainless steel in the sugar industry, where processing conditions can be particularly corrosive, has proven to be an effective solution in mitigating wear-related challenges, says South... 


Agreement extends stainless steel reach

Austenitic stainless steels specialist N’GENIUS Materials Technology has reached an agreement with UK-based stainless steel manufacturer Project Pipeline Supply (PPS) to sell and distribute... 


Awards return following pandemic interruption

Industry association Southern Africa Stainless Steel Association (Sassda) is set to mark its sixtieth anniversary with the return of the Sassda and Columbus Stainless Steel Awards. The Covid... 


AI tech reduces foundry’s energy consumption

Danish iron foundry Birn announced in December it had completed an artificial intelligence (AI) project in cooperation with automatic pouring technology developer and manufacturer Pour-tech AB to... 


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